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# Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal

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Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal conditions in home walls that enable the ant populations to grow.

A. that enable ant populations to grow
B. for the ant populations to grow
C. for growing ant populations
D. that enable ant populations to grow
E. that the ant populations can grow
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18 Jul 2006, 20:34
D looks the most likely one to me. I ruled out A, B and E because of 'the ant population'. 'For growing' in C is what led me to rule that out leaving with D as answer.
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18 Jul 2006, 21:59
Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal conditions [in home walls] that enable ant populations to grow.

"the ant populations" is incorrect... "the" shows specific and populations are plural... so A and B out
D. Conditions don't "ENABLE" populations to grow... it isn't direct relationship IMO
E. plain awkward

C is left and seems Ok to me.
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18 Jul 2006, 22:24
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Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal conditions in home walls that enable the ant populations to grow.

A. that enable ant populations to grow
B. for the ant populations to grow
C. for growing ant populations
D. that enable ant populations to grow
E. that the ant populations can grow

I go with A.

"Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal conditions in home walls" is the independent clause and "that enable the ant populations to grow" is the independent clause, which is modifying the "conditions in home walls".

I think there is a typo also. Choices A and D are exactly same.
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18 Jul 2006, 23:47
IMO, E..

"conditions that ant populations can grow" looks fine..
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19 Jul 2006, 12:43
MA wrote:
OA given is B.

What?????? I don't believe this...
Whats the source???

See a good discussion of a similar question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13611
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19 Jul 2006, 13:02
ps_dahiya wrote:
MA wrote:
OA given is B.

What?????? I don't believe this...
Whats the source???

See a good discussion of a similar question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13611

question in the thread has clear antecedent (conditions) for relative clause "that" where as in this question that refers to "walls". so A isnot correct. i am also inclined to B.
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19 Jul 2006, 13:08
yeah, i guessed B too, and was a little disheartened seeing the pros choose other options.

idiomatically, one creates "ideal conditions for X". Further, growing ant colonies is a little less controversial as compared to letting them grow on their own, hence B
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19 Jul 2006, 13:15
MA wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
MA wrote:
OA given is B.

What?????? I don't believe this...
Whats the source???

See a good discussion of a similar question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13611

question in the thread has clear antecedent (conditions) for relative clause "that" where as in this question that refers to "walls". so A isnot correct. i am also inclined to B.

Don't you think "that" is referring to "conditions in home walls" not the "walls". How the walls can enable somebody to do something. But conditions can.
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19 Jul 2006, 13:30
Consider this one from OG 11th.

By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.
(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of

(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of

OA given here is A.
OE :
(B) An ~ing modifier should begin the phrase describing powers; for it to .. is not idiomatic.
(C) For withholding is not the correct idiom; withholding disclosure is inaccurate since it is actually the identities that are to be withheld;

Large amounts of moisture and darkness create ideal conditions in home walls that enable the ant populations to grow.

A. that enable ant populations to grow
B. for the ant populations to grow
C. for growing ant populations

D. that enable ant populations to grow
E. that the ant populations can grow

What is the difference between Blue and Red?
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19 Jul 2006, 13:30
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